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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges states to adopt "smart mix" of measures to regulate new technologies to address human rights impacts
Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Author: Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan, Financial Times
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